Phalen Family History

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Phalen Name Meaning

Variant of German Vahlen, from a tribal name, as in Ostfalen (Eastphalia) and Westfalen (Westphalia). Compare Bayer, Hess, Sachs, Schwab.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Palen, Galen, Hanen, Polen, Kalen, Ehlen, Papen, Haden, Paler, Haven

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Phalen Family Origin

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Phalen Family Occupations

What did your Phalen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Phalen. The most common Phalen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Phalen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Phalen family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Phalen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Phalen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Phalen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phalen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Phalen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Phalen. For the veterans among your Phalen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Phalen Life Expectancy

What is the average Phalen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Phalen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Phalen in 1952 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Phalen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Phalen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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